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Consider the social impact of NII development.

Guarantee equitable and universal access to network services.

Promote widespread economic benefits.

Promote diversity in content markets.

Provide access to government services over the NII.

Protect the public spaces necessary to foster community development.

Encourage democratic participation in the design and development of the NII.

Think globally rather than nationally.

Guarantee functional integrity throughout the network.

The policy guidelines are accompanied by the following design recommendations:

Emphasize ease of use.

Provide full service to homes, workplaces, and community centers.

Enable all users to act as both producers and consumers.

Address privacy and security issues from the beginning.

Develop open and interoperable standards.

Encourage experimentation and evolution.

Require high reliability.

In addition, CPSR also strongly endorses the principles set forth by the Telecommunications Policy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., of which CPSR is a member. The principles are as follows:

Universal access: All people should have affordable access to the information infrastructure.

Freedom to communicate: The information infrastructure should enable all people to effectively exercise their fundamental right to communicate.

Vital civic sector: The information infrastructure must have a vital civic sector at its core.

Diverse and competitive marketplace: The information infrastructure should ensure competition among ideas and information provides.

Equitable workplace: New technologies should be used to enhance the quality of work and to promote equity in the workplace.

Privacy: Privacy should be carefully protected and extended.

Democratic policy making: The public should be fully involved in policy making for the information infrastructure.



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